Earlier this month, I blogged about wondrously cheap and fresh produce at Berkeley Bowl off Shattuck.  The Los Angeles Times wrote an article on Sept. 22 about the very same Berkeley Bowl, but painted a rather darker picture of the store as a realm of violent and ruthless shoppers bent on getting their produce, and of soup-Nazi-esque strictness that punishes sampling with a lifetime ban from the premises.

Juvenile delinquents at Berkeley Bowl just seconds before being forcibly ejected from the premises by an armed enforcement officer for sampling fruit.

Juvenile delinquents at Berkeley Bowl just moments before being forcibly ejected from the premises by an armed enforcement officer for sampling nectarines.

I had to laugh at their title, though: “At Berkeley Bowl, the nuts are off the shelf”.

L.A. traffic.  Who are the real nuts?

L.A. traffic. Who are the real nuts?

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